The Return of the Brushtail Possum

Mar 21, 2019

Last week was an incredibly exciting one for the team at Arkaba with a confirmed sighting of what were once-extinct Brushtail Possums (or Virlda in Adnyamathanha). Captured by one of the conservation cameras at Arkaba's wildlife viewing hide, a sighting of the lone possum suggests the conservation program to restore the environment for native species has been a success.

Reintroduction of Brushtail Possums alongside the Western Quoll (Idnya in Adnyamathanda) took place in Arkaba's neighbouring Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park back in June 2015.

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